NEW RESOURCE: Religion and the Death Penalty Web Page

The Death Penalty Information Center’s new Religion and the Death Penalty Web page is now available online. In recent years, a growing number of religious organizations have participated in the nation’s death penalty debate. The purpose of this new Web page is to provide access to information regarding the efforts of these faith groups and to highlight recent developments related to religion and the death penalty. The page features official religious statements on the death penalty from nearly 20 denominations, including a dozen branches of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. It also includes polling information and a broad spectrum of articles and opinions concerning the death penalty from a religious point of view. Visit DPIC’s new Religion and the Death Penalty Web page in our Resources Section. Comments and suggestions are welcome. (Posted Feb. 26, 2007).